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Hanalei Valley Lookout

Hwy 56, Hanalei, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #3 of 7 Attractions in Hanalei
Type: Lookouts, Scenic Drives
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Montreal, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you can afford to go to the lookout many times, its worth trying the view at different time of the day, under different weather conditions. If youre lucky, you'll even catch a rainbow dropping right into the vallay, unforgettable sight. The view is awesome and you can see very far, even on a rainy moment. Totally worth the stop,... More

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Austin, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a beautiful picture moment.. make a quick 10 minute stop to enjoy the scenery.. On a clear day you wont be disappointed... A few waterfalls are in few in the distance.. a must see.

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Mountain Top, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Traveling up to this point was a curvy road all uphill. Definitely worth the little time to travel to this point. Beautiful views, and then a beautiful view going back down.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Not much to say here - this is basically a stop on the road to take a picture of the beautiful north shore scenery. Why not do it?

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bakersfield, CA.
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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Take a drive and see it all. So green and lush. The entire area is gorgeous. Plenty of area to pull off the road and take a look!

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San Jose, CA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Fields of taro, lush green valley - worth a stop and look. Only takes a few minutes and you can get a great picture for your travel book!

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

the lookout did not have a sign identifying it as the Hanalei Valley, so we missed it on own way to our Na Pali coast tour. On our way back to the hotel we saw a lookout and stopped; that's when we realized it was the Hanalei Valley. It was beautiful, the afternoon lighting was spectacular. Glad we stopped.

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Connecticut
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The perfect perfect postcard vantage point to view the Hanalei Valley and, in my opinion, the best way to enjoy Hanalei beach (read my review of that). This was my third visit to Kauai and I never tire of the view (don't always pull over, just slow down to savor).

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Green Brook, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I think I first visited Hanalei back in the 1970's and remembered this spot from the first time I saw it. At the time there was a song "Puff the Magic Dragon" by Simon & Garfunkle I think. It was about a magic dragon who lived in Hanalei or a very special place. Hanalei with the mountains in the distance... More

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MD
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a nice overlook to see the Hanalei valley. Easy access to view and take photos of the valley!

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